Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single malt whiskey, initially to members of their Distillers Circle group. If you’re interested, have a look at their website.
It’s great to see new local products and businesses in the area, and if you try hard enough, you can even feel virtuous for drinking whiskey – after all, you are supporting some locals getting their business off the ground.
I asked distiller Mark Awad why he thinks drinkers value ‘local’ unique smaller batch products such as his? ‘Through local small batch products, consumers can often connect with producers directly,’ he said. ‘They can learn about the inspiration, passion, and craft that underpins these premium products and ties them to the region. Through that, consumers can identify with the brands, knowing their patronage supports local families and the community.’